East Renfrewshire Cricket Working Group
In September 2012 a partnership was established comprising the East Renfrewshire Council, Hamilton Cricket Club, Cricket Scotland and the Institute of Community Cricket. These four organisations came together to design and develop a strategy for delivering cricket in the East Renfrewshire area.
The first part of this work was done with East Renfrewshire's Active Schools team. Coaching was delivered to Schools in Barrhead and St Luke's Schools Clusters during the course of the summer 2013 school term.
The second part was the formal launch of the East Renfrewshire Cricket Junior Section in May 2013. Over 50 children joined junior coaching sessions in Cowan Park where they played cricket in a fun and energetic style and for both girls and boys. In 2014 we plan to hold winter sessions at the indoor centre in Barrhead High School and then expanded outdoor facilities in the summer in Cowan Park.
The East Ren Cricket Working Group continues to plan towards expanding the facilities across the Borough for Cricket provision in partnership with Cricket Scotland and Sport Scotland. We actively seek volunteers that wish to join our team of coaches and helpers as we expand our number of juniors playing and training at all our sites.
The East Ren Cricket Working Group from left to right
David McLeish (ERC), Ian Pye (ERC), Steven Percy (ERC), Qamar Khan (ERCC Chair), Gary McGinnigle (ActiveSchools), Tim Hart (Cricket Scotland) and Ammar Ashraf (ERCC Head Coach)